Salt Cathedral – Fragments

Colombian native, New York based alt-pop duo Salt Cathedral have announced the release of their eagerly awaited debut album, Big Waves/Small Waves, which will be out later this year and will feature several amazing artists, like dancehall singer Assasssin, dub pioneer and legend Lee Scratch Perry and Brooklyn’s own Matisyahu. Ahead of the release, they dropped the first excerpt from the LP, a song titled Fragments which revolves around the fragile balance between Juli Ronderos’ ethereal vocals and Nicolas Losada subtle and extremely elegant work with synths and beats.

Talking about the track, Juli said: “Fragments was written in a year that the general public are calling the ‘worst year ever’. War, mass killings, civil unrest, and violent populism are now all-too-common features of life in a global society.

Fragments is the effect that conflict takes on us – making us crumble into small pieces as we hope to find balance and strength to reattach. Conflicts big and small, on an everyday personal basis and those of humanity – all they do is break us. What I want to say with this song is that we can“calibrate” our love. It takes an active, rather than a passive attitude to tune into love and tune into empathy and not hurt others around us, to not argue in what I call “the wrong way” which is arguing with hatred and fear. We’ve all seen way too much of this lately. I believe we can calibrate our love.